Madonna and Lady Gaga have grossed the most money in 2013 of musicians. Madonna pulled in $45 million more than Gaga to be crowned top money making musician of 2013.
Madonna made $125 million in 2013 based mostly on her MDNA tour which grossed $305 million last year, tour merchandise, her Material Girl clothing line and her Truth Or Dare perfume.
Lady Gaga pulled in $80 million, $160 million pulled in by her last tour. If she was able to finish her tour before suffering a hip injury, she would have grossed $200 million but still falling short of number one held by Madonna.
1. Madonna $125 Million
2. Lady Gaga $80 Million
3. Bon Jovi $79 Million
4. Toby Keith $65 Million
5. Coldplay $64 Million
All of the top 5 money makers have been touring which is where a tremendous majority of their money has come from.
For more artists who charted including Jay Z and Puff Daddy, check out Forbes full list.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Notice how none were from record sales....
In a revealing new interview with Harper's Bazaar UK, Madonna opens up about her first year in New York and about being raped on a rooftop at knife point.
Talking about her first year in New York, the pop singer says:
"New York wasn't everything I thought it would be. It did not welcome me with open arms. The first year, I was held up at gunpoint. Raped on the roof of a building I was dragged up to with a knife in my back, and had my apartment broken into three times. I don't know why; I had nothing of value after they took my radio the first time. The tall buildings and the massive scale of New York took my breath away. The sizzling-hot sidewalks and the noise of the traffic and the electricity of the people rushing by me on the streets was a shock to my neurotransmitters. I felt like I had plugged into another universe. I felt like a warrior plunging my way through the crowds to survive. Blood pumping through my veins, I was poised for survival. I felt alive.
Sean Penn came out to support Madonna last night in New York City for her Secret Project Revolution film.
The gossip sites this morning are reporting that Sean was all about Madonna last night and she felt the same. Ho hum.
Madonna has always said that Sean was the "Love Of Her Life" even after "Shanghai Surprise" so we don't doubt she still has feelings for him.
It is nice that a couple who was once married can be civil with one another years later and support each other.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Wonder how many sites quoted old Madonna lyrics in their story. Screw that. We will just give you "Borderline" to jam to instead!
Madonna attended the concert premiere of "Madonna: The MDNA Tour" last night. The concert will air on EPIX this weekend.
I know I am going to get flack for this but wasn't this her dress attire for "The Girlie Show" tour back in the 90's? Come on Madonna fans. Am I wrong?
Been there. Done that. Will try and record show though.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Nice hands....
Madonna stole the show at the Met last night where the theme was Punk Chic and she got the look hands down from the stockings to the studded jacket and with a cross thrown in.
The cross is the special touch even though Madonna follows the Kabbalah still...right?
Regardless, Madonna had it all last night.
The pink suede stilettos were a nice touch as well.
Do U agree that Madonna was the best dressed of the night?-DocFB
Diagnosis: A lack of "Material"...girl....
#FlashbackFriday! "Human Nature" by Madonna!
"Human Nature" was from Madonna's 6th studio album "Bedtime Stories" released in 1994. The single was released in June of 1995.
Surprisingly, the song only made it to number 46 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts, although it is one of the Doc's favorite Madonna songs.
I had uploaded the "Human Nature" remix by Howie Tee, because it is funky as doo-doo...BUT soundcloud sent me a copyright message that Madonna has it blocked....so I can't share it with U guys.
Diagnosis: Express Yourself don't repress yourself.
Madonna took on the Boy Scouts Of America at the GLADD Awards over the weekend which was honoring Anderson Cooper.
"I wanted to be a boy scout, but they wouldn't let me join."
“I think that’s f–ked up. I can build a fire. I know how to pitch a tent. I have a very good sense of direction. I can rescue kittens from trees. Listen, I wanna do for the community. But most importantly, I know how to scout for boys. So I think that I should be allowed to be a Boy Scout and I think they should change their stupid rules.”
Madonna's last few boyfriends could have been the age of boy scouts right? We kid.
Kick ass job Madonna, and worthy of our photo of the moment.-DocFB
Diagnosis: Pitching a tent. OK then.
Madonna's ex is engaged to be married. (Would you have clicked the link if I gave up which ex in the first sentence?)
Yup, Guy Ritchie proposed to his girlfriend Jacqui Ainsley and she accepted. The couple have one kid together, Rafael, and another on the way.
This is his second marriage. Guy was married to Madonna for 8 years and they had one biological child together, Rocco, and also adopted another named David.
The director had been dating Jacqui, who is a model, for over 2 years.-DocFB
Dignosis: Congrats to Guy & Jacqui, may you be blessed and may I be able to pronounce her name at least one time correctly.-DocFB